Category Archives: Self-worth

July 09

In a world so quick to judge, just #BeReal

This is a first for SisterWives – not only are we on trend, but thanks to Hasty, we ARE the trend – yesterday, in response and outrage at the #DontJudgeMe tag (where people post ‘before and after’ pics of themselves in an Ugly Duckling transformation to show their (now) levels of beauty and acceptability), this […]

July 06

Learning to REBEL

Last week on Sisterwives, Beth knocked us all sideways with her courageous honesty and her battle cry in favour of a movement which is gaining momentum (especially online) at the moment – that all people (but most especially women, who seem to (for many and varied reasons) cop the worst of this body-image shit) accept […]

July 03

IS THIS THING ON? Next week on Sisterwives

*taps mic and finds it utterly dead* *blows into it, says “Testing, 1, 2, 3…” and hopes that mic magically works* *catches foot in wire, nearly falls down, and realises mic was never plugged in*   *plugs in mic, switches on, and continues as though nothing happened*   SO…last week we had a look at […]

July 02

BE A REBEL

Since this week’s theme is metamorphosis, I thought this would be a great opportunity to write about a change that’s taken place within my perspective. It’s happened very slowly over the past two years and was sort of forced on me. That will make more sense by the end of this. It’s a subject I’ve […]

May 28

Getting you back to YOU

We’ve had a spate of posts lately where there has been discussion about the best way to go about life, or the best way to be. There has been huge encouragement both in the writing and in the Sisterwives community – our readers and supporters have demonstrated that ‘together we’re stronger’, and to observe the […]

May 25

Castles in the air

Did you ever read a piece which resonated so deeply you felt your soul begin to resonate, shivering at the edges as though a bell had been struck in the midst of silence. Have you ever sat as the words flow into your mind, create neural pathways of new thoughts, like trees growing at high […]

May 22

Is This Thing On? Next week on Sisterwives

The current culture dive-bombing The waters of your mind A media hall of mirrors Leaves you rough and undefined “You’re never, ever good enough” – The message oft opined What peace from this damnation Could you ever hope to find? The casualty of your own life is…you? Two writers next week – one brand new, […]

the letter April 30

The Letter

Take me to church I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies, I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife. Offer me that deathless death, good God, let me give you my life.  ~  Hozier   As part of my therapy when I got sober I was told to […]

don't believe the lies anymore April 27

A Recovery Story

Addiction, alcoholism, and abuse….in my experience these three things touch the lives of almost everyone. The blessed few who are spared the devastation of these demons are just that…..blessed. Not all of us who have lived with addiction of one kind or another or been the victim of abuse at the hands of another have […]

April 23

We’re All A Little Broken

“I love all of you Hurt by the cold. So hard and lonely too When you don’t know yourself.” -Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Friends   This is for the broken. The hurting. The ones who walk through life in spite of it. The ones who are just trying to make it to tomorrow. This is […]

April 16

Somebody’s Daughter

I have been struggling with this one a bit. I feel someone will ask me how I can be anything but outraged by my own memory when I have children of my own. Am I prepared to romanticize a similar relationship in their situation, as my perspective on my own is so clearly skewed? And the answer is no. […]

December 16

In the darkest time of the year…

This hippie girl knows that we are in the darkest week of the year. The solstice arrived on December 21, just before Christmas. I think in all our souls we feel a tinge of it, in the frustration with shoppers, the dread of seeing family members next week, the exhaustion that brushes at the edges of […]

November 11

THE COWARD AT THE DOOR

While reading this submission by our guest, Matticus, I began humming, We’re off to see the Wizard… Sorry Matticus, I am forever going to visualize you with a mane playing anxiously with the end of a lion’s tail. But seriously, the 1939 film “Wizard of OZ” offers us some keen insight regarding cowardice when the […]

October 20

Just Dance: A Poem

I wrote this poem last week, in a moment of frenzy trying to remind myself of truth. So often, I get taken away from the core of myself, who I truly am. This poem was meant as a reminder to always return to my truth. The video I’m sharing was one that my boyfriend took […]

self worth challenge September 23

Baby, Look At You: The Challenge

Yesterday, I wrote a post about self worth and how we are our own worst critics. The responses really weighed on me and I felt as though I ‘opened a can of worms’ as it was so aptly put by one of my fellow Sisterwives. I know we are a group that writes on the […]